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What will life on Earth be like in the distant future? Future Earth seeks to answer that question. Through computer simulation and animation, the show describes the potential fate for our planet. Will human beings become extinct thousands of years down the road? The series explores this question and describes what role evolution comes into play when determining the fate of mammals, invertebrates, and many other creatures that inhabit the planet. Tune in for startling discoveries, revealing evidence, and input from some of the world's top scientists and researchers. Whatever your current view is, you will truly be amazed.

NBC News
1 Season, 4 Episodes
Documentary & Biography
6.8/10
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  • This critical program will examine one of the key questions for our time - what will be the 21st Century's fuel of choice? Nuclear, Hydrogen, Wind, Solar are all possibilities. However each has its own drawbacks and all are vulnerable. This program will take us on an incredible journey as we explore new, old, borrowed and "blue" fuel sources -- from the blue oil sands of Canada, to the Solar City of Germany, to the promise of hydrogen fuel and nuclear fusion. And just as importantly, we examine how we can and will maintain the security of our power grids against the growing threats of terrorism.

  • Water. Without it, we die. Now, more and more, our vital supply of clean water is vanishing - evaporating. And what is left is dry earth, drought, fallow fields, starvation, hunger, nations on the move, other nations threatened. This program highlights some of the important new technologies being developed on a worldwide basis to bring clean, fresh water back to the a world that so desperately needs it as well as curtail the growing demand in resourceful and ingenuous ways.

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